Tag Archives: FDA

FDA’s Lip Service On Antibiotics

It sounds so good: “Farmers and ranchers will for the first time be required to get a prescription from a veterinarian before using antibiotics in cattle, pigs, chickens and other animals, federal food regulators announced on Wednesday,” according to the New York … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Press review | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

FDA Sued For Antibiotics in Animal Feed

I can’t blame Stephen McDonnell, founder and CEO of organic and natural meats and cheeses producer Applegate Farms, for tooting his own horn this week. Call it a smart, justified marketing move. The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) was recently … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Read me | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Freedom Milk

Food is never really just about food. The need to sustain our bodies and the enjoyment that many of us find in sharing a good meal with loved ones, have never been so loaded with significance as they are nowadays. … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Read me | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

FDA Reopens Food Dyes Debate

Don’t let this New York Times headline fool you: “Artificial Dye Safe to Eat, Panel Says.” The “expert panel” convened by the Food and Drug Administration was given the task to re-examine the link between hyperactivity in children and synthetic … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Read me | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Will food safety legislation make us safe?

Montana farmer and Senator Jon Tester Small American farmers can breathe a sigh of relief. When they’re not bracing for the worst, that is. This week, the U.S. Senate passed the Food Safety Modernization Act, the much-awaited reform of the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Read me | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“Corn sugar” leaves sour taste

America’s most controversial, ubiquitous and heavily subsidized sweetener, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is hardening its stance in the public debate just a tad. This month, its Washington-based industry lobby, the Corn Refiners Association, has asked the Food and Drug … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Read me | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment